Updated: Jul 2, 2021
Crystals have been used for centuries in various cultures to promote healing and give spiritual insight. Many people believe they have mystical properties and enhance psychic abilities.
Crystals are a solid form where molecules fit together in a repeating pattern that causes the material to create all sorts of unique shapes, colours and properties. They are sold in both tumbled and their raw state. There are so many crystals to choose from, however the best way to pick a crystal is go with your gut feeling. You will be drawn to a certain crystal that you may need to work with at that point in time.
For healing, crystals act as a vessel that lets positive energy to flow into the body and at the same time, allows negative energy to flow out.
Crystals are not used in replacement of medicines, if you are open minded, they enhance the process of improving a positive mindset in dealing with ailments and emotions. I am a crystal junkie and have them all over my home and office space, as well as using them during meditation and on clients for Chakra Crystal Healings.
Crystals can be used for many things:
Inspire intention setting and manifesting.
Clearing chakra blockages during healing sessions
Enhancing enlightenment during meditation
Aids space clearing and detoxifying areas of the home
Worn as protective jewellery and talismans
It’s extremely important to cleanse a crystal when you bring it home before you start working with it. Crystals pick up and store energy – positive and negative, therefore you want to clear out the energy of someone else who may have handled it prior to you. I will do a separate blog on cleansing your crystals.
If you are unsure on what crystals to get, below are some great ones to start with:
Amethyst - cleanses energy fields and calms the body, mind and spirit
Rose Quartz – stone of love and peace
Clear Quartz – amplifier of other crystals and clears blockages
Black Tourmaline – a protective stone which repels and blocks negative energies
Citrine – stone of abundance and manifesting
Smoky Quartz – disperses fear, lifts depression and neutralises negative vibrations
Carnelian – boosts confidence and stimulates creativity
Fluorite – improves mental focus and neutralises negative energy & stress
Hematite – powerful grounding stone and encourages logical thinking
Green Aventurine – stone of good luck and an all-round healer
Place them on your desk, in your bedroom or in a general living area to help cleanse and detoxify negative energy and uplift emotions. Hold them in your hands during meditation to assist with connection and grounding. Carry them in your handbag or in your pocket for deflecting negative energies from others. Depending on the type of crystal you get and the intention of its use, will depend on what you do with it. They might be tumbled touch stones that you hold or big geodes that sit in a special area of your home.
Whatever you do, just make sure you enjoy your crystals and the beautiful gifts they are from the earth!
Next time you are buying a present for someone, especially if it is a piece of jewellery, consider gifting them a crystal or a crystal set in silver or gold. It might be something that they had never thought of before, but really need in their life.